The Crucible

The Crucible is a story which is an understanding of the Salem witch trials, and history implies that innocent people were punished and executed if they were convicted of being a witch. However, witches and witchcraft were often blamed for unknown phenomena, and deeply religious people like the Puritans were easily convinced that it was part of the devils doing. In the late 1600?s, many people of Salem were arrested and charged with witchcraft. It was mostly women who were arrested even though there had been no evidence to support the accusations. The Salem witchcraft trials were completely outrageous. They convicted people with no solid evidence other than a villager saying they themselves had seen the prisoner practicing magic. Physical marks such as moles, warts, and unnatural flaps of the skin convinced the Puritans to believe that they were the marks of Satan. But the

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